Privacy Policy

Information about data processing
The protection of your data is important. In this document, therefore, we inform you how we, at E.G.O. Elektro-Gerätebau GmbH, process your data and your rights with regard to this processing. The data protection officer can be contacted by mail at the above address or by sending an e-mail to datenschutz(at)egoproducts.com.

This privacy policy informs you about the data processed during your visit to this website.

 

1. Subject matter of data protection
The subject matter of data protection is personal data. These are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person or, according to Art. 4 GDPR, all information relating to an identified or identifiable person. The term personal data also includes information such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers, but also usage data such as your IP address or content data such as the letter or CV you have created.
 

2. Scope and purposes of data processing
Except for processing of the IP address of the computer you are currently using, use of the website is generally possible without providing personal data.

If you send us an e-mail, we will of course also receive personal data from you. Read more about this below.

Please also note our information on cookies.
 

2.1. Processing of IP addresses
For the use of the site, processing your IP address is absolutely necessary in order to deliver data packets from our website to you. Both the web server and your internet device have an IP address and contact each other via this address to provide each other with data. You can view the web page and we receive the data that you input.

Your IP address will be stored with us for the transmission of pages and stored in the log files. We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from processing the IP address and other information in the log file.

The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests here are to ensure proper operation, as well as to deal with any malfunctions and to follow up on IT security breaches.
 

2.2. E-mail requests
If you contact us via e-mail, we will use the data contained therein exclusively to answer your request.

The legal basis for processing this data is generally Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.
 

2.3. Cookies
We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. The purpose of the use of cookies is to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR). If you do not want cookies to be used, you can configure your browser settings so that you refuse the storage of cookies. You can also disable cookies via our consent manager. This can be found in the footer of this website under "Cookie Settings". You can also find more details about the individual cookies in the consent manager.
 

2.4. Use of data for specific purposes, transfer of data
The principle of purposeful use of data is strictly observed. All the aforementioned data will only be processed for the purposes stated here in this privacy policy.

Data will not be transferred except in cases where consent has been given or on the basis of a legal requirement (e.g. a request for disclosure of data issued by the authorities or on the basis of court rulings).
 

2.5. Web analysis service Google Analytics
With your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR), this website will use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (hereinafter: "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (cf. Section 2.3) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and time of the server request are transferred to a server of Google Ireland Ltd. within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Your IP address will be anonymised on the servers and then transferred to a Google server in the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.  We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics. By means of this contract, Google assures that it processes the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and guarantees the protection of the rights of the data subject.

The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the internet for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of these websites.

This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymised so that they cannot be assigned to a specific person (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case it may not be possible to use all functions of this website in full.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on or disabling the cookie via the consent manager.

For more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help section.

The tracking measures are carried out by Google Analytics on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. We want to ensure that our website is designed according to demand and continuously optimised. On the other hand, we use Google Analytics to statistically record the use of our website. We also use the data for the optimised display of advertising content. These interests must be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.
 

2.6. DoubleClick
With your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR), this website will the Online Marketing Tool DoubleClick of Google LLC. DoubleClick uses cookies to place ads that are relevant to users, to create reports on marketing campaigns or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. In addition, DoubleClick can use cookies to record so-called conversions that are related to advertising requests. This occurs, for example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later accesses the advertiser's website with the same browser and buys something there.

Please note that the service is hosted in the United States and your IP address will be transferred to the United States. The USA is not deemed to be a safe third country. It cannot be ruled out that your data will be used for other purposes without your knowledge and that you will not be able to exercise your rights as a data subject. This usage cannot be ruled out in particular by prosecution and secret service authorities.

You can disable DoubleClick again at any time via the consent manger.


2.7. Use of script libraries (fast fonts)
In order to display our content in a correct and graphically appealing manner across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries from Monotype Imaging Inc. on this website. Webfonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support the webfonts or prevents access, contents are displayed in a standard font.

Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is technically necessary to transfer your IP address to the provider in order to retrieve the fonts content for display.

Data transfer is based on the interest (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR) of being able to display the content provided quickly, correctly and across all browsers and operating systems.
 

3. Disclosure of data
E.G.O. Elektro-Gerätebau GmbH is part of the Blanc & Fischer Group of companies. Your contact request may be passed on within this group.

In addition, the software and IT service providers used, e.g. the hosting provider, will be able to access the data.
 

4. Duration of data processing
We are obliged to comply with the principles of proportional, purpose-related data processing and data minimisation.

Unless otherwise described, we only process your personal data for as long as we need your data, e.g. to establish a connection from your server request to ours or to process your request.

However, if your e-mail request is a commercial and business letter within the meaning of the HGB [Handelsgesetzbuch (German Commercial Code)], we are obliged to keep it for six years in accordance with Section 257 HGB.

Log files on the web server are deleted after 7 days.
 

5. Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, XING, YouTube)
To increase our online presence, we use social media platforms to report on products and the company and to be able to exchange ideas with customers, suppliers, employees, interested parties or applicants. We also process personal data.

In principle, data processing is based on the regulations of the social media platform. Data processing is carried out by the platform operators. You can find more details in the operators’ own privacy statements:

We process personal data for the following internal purposes:

  1. To conduct public relations within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR
  2. To build a public image within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR
  3. To carry out statistical analyses of users’ behavior for optimization and marketing purposes within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR
  4. To view and respond to posts that are transmitted/posted to our company website in groups, articles, or news feeds which we manage (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR).
  5. To view and respond to contact requests, which are sent to us on the platforms (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR).
  6. To carry out surveys of information provided by users whose express consent has been granted (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR) or based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR).
  7. To carry out contests designed to check the specified participation criteria, to share or post the content required for participation (e.g. videos or images), to determine the winners in a prize draw, and to deliver the prize. Data shall only be processed after express consent has been obtained (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR) or if a legitimate interest exists (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR).


In principle, data processing only takes place within the social media platform. Use outside of the platform is only permitted if it is absolutely necessary for processing the purpose or for processing an issue expressed by you. You can find more details about this data processing in the information obligations.

If the data are processed on the basis of a legitimate interest, this is based on our interest in implementing measures for business management and further development of services and products, in implementing advertising measures for our own or group-wide services and products, and to deal with your enquiries, complaints, claims or other concerns.

Data will be deleted in accordance with the rules of the social media platforms or by deleting a group of an advertising measure or a post. Data from participants in a survey or from participants in a competition will be deleted at the end of the procedure, as long as no other information has been accepted in an informed consent form.


Facebook
We are jointly responsible for processing Insights data with Facebook Ireland Limited ("Facebook Ireland"). The details of the responsibilities can be viewed at https://de-de.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

Facebook Ireland agrees to assume primary responsibility under the GDPR for  processing Insights data and to fulfil all obligations under the GDPR with regard to processing Insights data (among others, Articles 12 and 13 GDPR, Articles 15 to 22 GDPR and Articles 32 to 34 GDPR). In addition, Facebook Ireland will provide the substance of this Page Insights Supplement to data subjects.
 

6. Rights of data subjects (including right to information, objection, withdrawal, and erasure)
You can object to the use of your data at any time and revoke any consent you have given to the use of your data at any time. Furthermore, you may have the data processed by us corrected, blocked or deleted at any time.

We must expressly point out that there may be legal obligations (such as retention obligations under the HGB) to continue to store data until the expiry of certain deadlines; in this case, the data can initially only be limited in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, i.e. the data may only be processed for the purpose of fulfilling the statutory retention obligations, but no longer for other purposes. After expiry of the retention periods, such data will then be deleted.

If you withdraw your consent to data processing or object to use of the data, this will not affect the lawfulness of data processing until the time of withdrawal.

You have the right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority within the meaning of Art. 77 GDPR. Our competent supervisory authority is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg.

In addition, you are entitled to learn which data we store about you (right to information). 

To exercise the aforementioned rights, please contact our data protection officer at datenschutz(at)egoproducts.com.
 

7. Controller
The processing controller is E.G.O. Elektro-Gerätebau GmbH, Blanc-und-Fischer-Platz 1-3, 75038 Oberderdingen, Germany, info.germany(at)egoproducts.com.